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Dec 25, 2012 6:30pm PST
of people's eyes, which was about technology, quite critical comments about technology, which seemed quite a bit odd, given that he has only just started using twitter. >> he is not opposed to technology, as such. he is actually quite charming in his use of it -- for example, twitter. i think he is drawing attention to something that concerns a lot of people, not just catholics or christians, and that is that in the revolution, the information revolution that we are living through, the past 30 years or so, we are all of us experiencing the increasing pace of that revolution that is putting people in distress. we experience it has individuals with the phenomenon is burned -- phenomenon of burnout, which is virtually epidemic in the western world. of course, for society, it has a very serious repercussion, mainly that a society where everybody feels overloaded and cannot cope with how much they are being asked to do, it becomes a very uncaring society, a very egotistical society, and ultimately carries the seeds of its own destruction within itself. that was his message. >> what struck you a
Dec 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> probably, because now there's a lot more distractions, like more technology and whatnot. >> from what they say, i think it is. i think there's just more that we're exposed to now than there was when we were before. so i think it is harder now. >> i'm gonna go with no, because, like, well, when my parents were teens, they were, like, the war -- vietnam war and stuff, and their parents were, like, kind of like, "hey, go join the war," and they were kind of like, "mm, no." my dad grew up in brazil, so it's a little bit different there. >> i think it's easier, because our parents, like, couldn't escape from their parents, 'cause they didn't have phones or computers. >> yeah, i do because of the work load. school is a lot harder now, i think. >> i do, because there's a lot more technology around. like, when our parents were teenagers, if they had a problem with people, it was sort of a face-to-face combat issue, but nowadays, you could just do it anonymously, and you can really never know who it's coming from. >> if we put it to a vote, i think most teens would agree that life is
Dec 27, 2012 6:30pm PST
of information technology. >> our motto is to protect private data but to use public data. our government data should be electronically accessible. those ideas date from the 1980's. >> information security and censorship are major themes of this year's congress, billed as europe's biggest gathering of independent computer experts. one star guest was u.s. internet activist jake of applebaum -- jacob applebaum. he warns that governments are increasingly spying on citizens and said there are plans to build in that massive data mining centers in the u.s. there was also criticism of germany for the data it collects in the name of security. >> we see some services want to break into their citizens computers. the goal is to control the networks. this happens in china, saudi arabia, and india. while european and american politicians flirt with censuring the internet or restricting it. of course we oppose that. >> among the club's hacktivists, programmers and i.t. experts have boosted attendance to record levels. >> when we come back, we look at the fate of syrian refugees. >> we'll be back in just one
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